Korean fried chicken chain plans to open 1st Orlando location before end of November

bb.q Chicken originally planned to open in October but was delayed

Korean fried chicken chain bb.q Chicken is set to open its first Florida location along E. Colonial Drive in Orlando (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Korean chain restaurant focused on fried chicken plans to open its first Florida location in Orlando’s Mills 50 District before the end of November.

A spokesperson for bb.q Chicken said the company plans to open the restaurant located at 1246 E. Colonial Drive on Monday, Nov. 22. However, the company added that the opening could still be delayed, “but it would be within the week at the latest.”


The chain had previously planned to open that location in October, but it was delayed. No reason was given for the opening date being pushed back.

In addition to this first Orlando location, the company said it is planning to open more locations in the Sunshine State — in Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville and Miami — in the near future.

bb.q Chicken was founded in South Korea in 1995, according to the website. The chain came to the U.S. in 2014 with the founding of BBDOTQ USA, an American subsidiary of the corporation.

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The menu offers a variety of fried chicken options from a traditional preparation to several sauced and seasoned variations. There are also some recognizable American sides — onion rings, fries, mozzarella sticks — along with more Korean-inspired fare such as kimchi fried rice, fried dumplings and pickled radish.

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